Spirit Airlines charges fees for just about everything. It is part of their business model and I understand that. I value flight volume over flight comfort and admit I am willing to fly them if the price is right (after adding in all the fees). With that being said, it does not change the fact that some of the fees Spirit charges are downright hilarious.
This month’s Comical Spirit Airlines Fee of the Month goes to one of their THREE versions of the ‘Close-In Award Booking Fee’. Generally airlines charge a close-in booking fee for award travel booked approximately 21 days before travel. There is some logic to this which I won’t explore here. Spirit Airlines, as your airline fee leader, has taken the close-in award booking fee to a whole new level…..well three to be exact.
Yes, you read that right. There is a 15 dollar ‘Close-In Award Booking Fee’ for awards booked less than 6 months out! Really?! I know the early bird gets the worm but c’mon. I don’t even know where I’ll be 6 days from now, much less 6 months!
Stay tuned for next month’s Spirit Airlines Comical Fee of the Month.